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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-tober 31, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Happy Jah-loween – Voodoo Isms ‘n’ Skisms!

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All Treats no Tricks on Smile Jamaica Jah-loween

<Dracula gets diabetes sucking High Fructose blood out of kiddies; 20 sec.>

Greetings,

Smile Jamaica loves Halloween. Or as I call it Jah-loween. Lots of black arts and superstition in Reggae music. I’ve tracked those Dark Arts for more than 20 years of 3 hour shows.

So this show is Deadicated not Livicated!

<20 plus years of Jah-loween; 32 sec.>

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Doin’ the boneyard skank

 

Here is the road-map through the Boneyard: Witches, werewolves, vampires, duppies and ghosts, And all menagerie of Vampires.

Voodoo that you do!

Plus nuff sound bytes, Horror movie trailers: Blacula, The Thing With Two Head, Village of the Damned, Dr. Phibes, Halloween, X-Files, Twilight Zone.

Listen with the lights out.

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<Welcome to Hell!>

Smile Jamaica Zombie Jamboree Playlist:

Set 1:

<All Treats no Tricks; 8 sec.>

  • Ini Kamoze – Hole in the Pumpkin; Shocking Out (Greensleeves) ‘87

<For 20 years I have led off each Jah-loween Showcase with Ini Kamoze; 12 sec.>

  • Scientist – Voodoo Curse; Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires (Greensleeves) ’81 dub to Michael Prophet

<Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires; 11 sec.>

  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dub Syndicate – Train to Doomsville; Pay It All Back vol. 2 (ON U Sound) ‘88

<Scratch: Pick up your Cross and follow me! 23 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – Vampire; Sinsemilla (Mango) ‘80
  • The Toyes – Monster Hash; The Toyes (CD Tunes) ’96 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement; Boris Pickett cover
  • GG All Stars – Haunted House; 12” (Hit Disco) ‘79
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Scratch – Pick up your Cross and follow me!

Set 2:

<Tribute to the Undead>

  • Keith Hudson – Darkest Night; Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood (Atra) ’75
  • Michael Prophet – Satan; Rootsman (Ariwa) ‘99
  • Garland Jeffreys & Big Youth – Graveyard Rock; Escape Artist (Epic) ’81 black NY rocker

<Garland Jeffreys – NYC Rocker; 17 sec.>

  • Barrington Levy – Murderer; 12” (Jah Life); ’84 Vampires dem suck your blood
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Graveyard Rock – don’t get stoned on my tombstone

Set 3:

  • Max Romeo – I Chase the Devil; War in a Babylon (Mango) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark
  • Milton Henry – Them a Devil; Who Do You Think I Am? (Wackies) ’85
  • Devon Irons – Ketch Vampire; Baffling Smoke Signal (Heartbeat) ’76 Lee “Scratch” Perry/Black Ark
  • Early B – Ghost Busters; Ghost Busters (Black Solidarity) ‘85
  • Barnabas Collins + Graveyard Skank – Lone Ranger; On the Other Side of Dub (Studio One) ’77 Soap Opera vampire

<Barnabas Collins – Dark Shadows vampire; 14 sec.>

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Barnabas Collins – he’ll chew your neck like Wrigley’s

Set 4: Vinyl Halloween

  • Gladiators – Duppy Conqueror; Gladiators (Virgin Front Line) ’80 Bob Marley cover; Duppy = Jamaican Ghost

<Bob Marley’s Duppy Conqueror – Jamaican ghosts; 10 sec.>

  • Crucial Bee – Mark of the Beast; Just a Sting (All-Starr) Am. Virgin Island over G. Isaacs riddim
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry – Judgment in a Babylon; 12” (One Drop) ’81; “Chris Blackwell is a Vampire”

<Island Label owner Chris Blackwell sued Scratch for libel; 17 sec.>

  • Prince Alla – Evil Forces; Evil Forces (Calabash) ’84 Florida
  • Pluto – Vampire Year; Ire Mas Rockers (Top Ranking) ‘81

<’78 – year of the woman; ’79 – year of the child; ’80 – year of the vampire; 15 sec.>

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  • Alpha & Omega – X-Files Theme; Serious Joke (A & O) 2002

<X-Files Mini Series soon come>

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Set 5:

  • David Lindley & El Rayo X – Werewolves of London; Very Greasy (Elektra) ‘88

<I saw Jack Nicholson at Trader Vic’s. His hair was perfect; 15 sec.>

  • Sky High & the Mau Mau – Cemetery Robbery; Origination (Sky High)
  • Humble Soul – Damn Vampire; Good Lord, Thank You (Kolchamuzik) ’96 Hawaiian artist
  • Clint Eastwood & General Saint – Talk About Run; 12” (Greensleeves) ’81 cover of Lord Kitchener “Love in the Cemetery”

<Don’t make out with your girl in the Cemetery; 15 sec.>

  • Pablo Gad – Blood Suckers + Dub; Blood Suckers (Celluloid) ‘78

Set 6: Mutant Dub Halloween

<Smile Jamaica – Putting the mutants in Mutant Dub>

  • Future Pigeon – Mummy Rock; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006

<Roll a lickle spliff wif di papyrus>

<Smokin’ sensimeena inna Mesopotamia>

  • Tino – Wolfman Is Everwhere; Hallowe’en Dub (Tino’s) 2002
  • Kode9 + Spaceape – Ghost Town; 5 Years of Hyperdub (Hyperdub) 2009; Specials cover
  • Dan I & King Kietu – Vampire + Dub Down the Vampire; Rastafari Judgement Fire (Imperial Roots) 2009 Italian dub

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Smile Jamaica Playlist; Nov. 1, 2014 (Stream + Tracklist): Daylight Savings Stylee!

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Insomniacs hate Daylights Savings Extra Hour bull flop like I hate April 15, Tax Day!

<Daylight Savings Time and Insomnia; 9 sec.>

Jump straight to the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive: Jah-vember 1, 2014

Greetings,

Jah-loween Recap 2014

Everyone have a good time getting innocent children hooked on High Fructose Corn Syrup? Tsk, tsk. Definitely NOT  Ital or Vital

Did any of you folks stream the 12 hours of Jah-loween tunes I gave you? Mutant Dub and Roots Reggae Mixcloud Only shows without me talking. Spooky tunes, horror bytes and movie trailers.  Plus 2013 and 2014 KRCL Live Smile Jamaica Monster Hash. Good any time of year!

So check it! I had zero trick or treaters Friday. I must be that house on the block. Too many voodoo sounds and smells emanating from the bowels of the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives. 

<That House on the Block: The Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 14 sec.>

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Trick or Treaters never approach the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives on Jah-tober 31st.

When I was a youth in Montana, Halloween was definitely not as ideal as it is in Utah. Usually you had to walk on snow or have your winter jacket on over your costume.

And you better not give me and my hoodlum friends candy corn or raisins. If you gave out crap candy, you could expect an egg splat on your picture window! Fiya bun candy corn! Fiya bun raisins or nickels! Gimme the fructose corn poison. Droooollllll…..

<Fiya bun Candy Corn and Raisins in my Treat Bag; 18 sec.>

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I would rather get a razor blade apple in my Trick or Treat Schwag than ras klaaat candy corn! Fiya bun di candy corn! Reeses, Hershey and Snickers. The Holy Trinity of Early Onset Diabetes!

Vote Tuesday Nov. 4: Tweedle Dum Versus Tweedle Dee.

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The saying applies from Jamaica: Same thing for breakfast

Smile Jamaica 4:20 Election Special

From Two Down, 48 to Go: to……?

<Smile Jamaica’s Pot Vote Election Prediction; 46 sec.>

1. Jah-laska: Ballot Measure 2. Legalization a la Collie-rado and Washington State. Smile Jamaica says: Most likely not going to win

I have seen too many negative polls and only one outlier pro pot result that seemed too good to be true, so it seems suspect. 52% No to 48% Yes, but if millennials don’t show up for the midterm vote it will fall short. Should have waited until 2016 with more robust youth and libertarian turn out. Hope I’m wrong!

2. Jah-regon: Measure 91. Legalization a la Collie-rado and Washington State. Smile Jamaica says: Most likely going to win. Latest polls are encouraging because of the gap between Yes (52%) and No (41%). Could be hurt if disaffected millennials don’t turn up for the midterm vote. Looks promising but not a lock per DC.

3. Washington DC: Not full legalization as in #1 and #2 but you can possess up to 2 ounces of cured bud and be able to grow six plants. Huge YES. Will probably cross over 60% yes. But it’s gonna be a nightmare.

So much of surrounding DC is federal jurisdiction. You don’t want to get busted with a stalk of sensi on Fedland. You’re gonna be under Heavy Manners. Plus in a likely ascendant Republican Congress, DC is going to probably face Congressional roadblocks to any semi-legal implementation.

4. Guam: Joaquin (KC) Concepcion II Compassionate Cannabis Use Act of 2013. Medical Marijuana and the creation of legal dispensaries.  Vote would ratify the legislation. Smile Jamaica says: I can’t find any reliable polls but its dependency to Federal jurisdiction makes any implementation difficult.

5. Florida. Amendment 2. Medical Marijuana. Smile Jamaica says: No Chance. Needs 60% to pass. Peaked at 57% and has been trending further down.

Non-statewide, local/county  jurisdiction votes Tuesday: Michigan (12 cities), Maine (2 cites), New Mexico (2 counties). Plus something a gwaan in Jah-suchusetts district which I was too foggy to understand.

<Pot Election II; 21 sec.>

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Jah-regon Yes on Legalization
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Jah-laska. Better luck in 2016

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ive Annotated Playlist: Nov. 1, 2014 (photos, captions, soundbytes)

Set 1: Rock Steady and Soca Jah-loween Holdovers.

  • Carlton Livingston – Mr. DJ; Retrospect (Jah Life) ’80 DC Vinyl
  • Pablo Moses – Proverbs Dub; Pave the Way Dub (Tabou1) ’81 Dub Album of the Week
  • Lord Jellicoe – Zombie Jamboree; Black Magic Reggae (Trojan);  soca
  • The Vulcans – Dracula; Journey into Space: The Return of Star Trek (Cactus) ‘72
  • Bobby Aitken – Vampire; Rock Steady Original and Red Hot (Next Step) ‘66
  • Desmond Dekker – Dracula; The Writing on the Wall (Trojan)

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  • Horace Andy – Better Collie; Prime of Horace Andy (Music Club); 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • The Selecter – Missing Words; Too Much Pressure (Chrysalis) ‘80 2 Tone ska with Pauline Black vox
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry & Full Experience – Disco Devil; 12” (Upsetter); ’77 update of Max Romeo “I Chase the Devil”
  • Burning Spear – Rocking Time; Studio One Classics (Soul Jazz/Studio One); rare single w/ deejay intro
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Lee “Scratch” Perry – I Chase the Devil

Set 3: 

  • Peter Tosh – Four Hundred Years; One Love Peace Concert (Pressure Sounds) 4/22/78 Kingston Jamaica
  • Humble-I & Weeding Dub – Guide Me; 10” (Control Tower) 2009 Fr. Mutant Dub
  • Martha Velez – Bend Down Low; Escape From Babylon (Sire) ’76; Bob Marley tune, Bob/Scratch prod’n, Wailers riddims

<Rockers do Reggae History Lesson: Martha Velez; 41 sec.>

  • Black Uhuru – I Love King Selassie; Power to the Trinity (Shanachie); Request

 

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1976: Kingston. Bob Marley and Lee “Scratch” Perry in the studio. Wailers pon di riddims. Rockers do Bob.

Set 4:

  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma – Sensibility; The Archives (ESL) 2012 herb tune; Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Work; Live Forever (Tuff Gong) 9/23/80 last live show: Pittsburgh, Jah-sylvania
  • Bunny Wailer – Haughty Tempo; Rule Dance Hall (Shanachie) ‘86
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Chocolate City is well nitty ‘n’ gritty. Sixty percent getting jolly while they legalize the (possession at least) of the Collie! Big Yes!

Set 5: Jah-loween Vinyl Holdover from Jah-tober

<Holdover, Never Leftover: Black Wax Spooktacular; 16 sec.>

  • Lone Ranger – Annie Palmer; Barnabas in Collins Wood (GG’s); ’79 JA 

<Jah-loween History Lesson: Annie Palmer – cruel white Jamaican witch; 23 sec.>

  • Moses – When the Vampire Comes to Your Neighborhood; 12” (Wackies) ’82 NYC
  • Three Dimension – Undertaker; Roadblock (Nubian) ’82 UK
  • Edi Fitzroy – Hotel California; Eclipse (RAS) ’88 DC; Church of Satan = Hotel California

<Hotel California = Church of Satan; 42 sec.>

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San Francisco. Owned by the Church of Satan?

Set 5: Rockers do Reggae

<The Clash and Pink Floyd commonality; 11 sec.>

  • Nina Hagen – African Reggae; Nina Hagen Band (Columbia) EP; ’82 Rockers do Reggae Set
  • The Clash – Revolution Rock; London Calling (Columbia/Epic) ‘79

<Reggae History Lesson: Mikey Dread: Jamaican Deejay. Clash performer and producer; 23 sec.>

  • Ben Harper – Wicked Men; Reggae Sampler (Virgin) ’97 EP
  • Roxy Music – Love Is the Drug (Live); Mob Life (Uncut) Scorsese Soundtrack set
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Mikey Dread: Radio Deejay too popular so was fired by the radio station he worked for. Hope that doesn’t happen to Smile Jamaica!

Set 7: Jamaican Jukebox of 45 7″ singles (Vinyl Jr.)

  • Jimmy Cliff – Deal With Life; 7” (Sun Power) ’77
  • Errol Dunkley – Train to Zion; 7” (Topco) ’75
  • Max Edwards – Black Cinderella; 7” (New Star) ’78
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Jamaiacan Jukebox of 45’s: Vinyl

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • 2 Bad Card – Sweet Feelings; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ’95 UK
  • Armagideon – Open the Gates; Ease the Tension (Armagideon) ’95 UK
  • Bomb the Bass – Somewhere; Clear (Quango) ’96 UK
  • Kanka feat. Biga – Make It This Time; Sub.mersion (Hammerbass) 2009 Fr.
  • Dubblestandart feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry –  Voodooism Dub; Marijuana Dreams (Collision) 2010 
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Vote: Tweedle Dum vs. Tweedle Dee. In Jamaican wisdom: “Same thing for breakfast”